Sunset Sunday – Sunset on Eagle Beach in Aruba

We docked in Oranjestad at 1pm. The itinerary allowed for ten hours ashore with a planned 11pm departure. Aruba marked the only day on the ten day adventure at sea with the Holland America ms Zuiderdam I’d be on land to watch a sunset. Friends told me the island of Aruba offered plenty of wonderful options on where to watch it. They were correct.

sunset on eagle beach in Aruba

a Caribbean Sunset

After the midday snorkel excursion to De Palm Island, I returned to the dock with my fellow passengers. But I didn’t board the ship. No. I accepted the bus driver’s offer to take me to the beaches in an effort to find the perfect vantage point. He  offered his opinion on where to go, Eagle Beach, and even on what to drink – the Aruba Ariba. I followed his advice.

After my cocktail, I walked down along the soft sand to the ocean’s edge. I watched a young kid play in the waves and snapped my first image. Then listening to the waves, I kicked off my flip-flops to sink my toes deeper into the sand. With the sun nearly set I snapped a second image. Happy Sunset Sunday.

sunset on eagle beach in aruba

after this sunset, I think I need to return to Aruba...

I know I don’t normally offer two images of the same sunset, but this week  I just couldn’t decide. Well, I leave it to you, which image do you prefer? Let me know below

Sunset Mindset for 2015 Calendar

Sometimes you need to kick off those flip-flops, put your toes in the sand and just enjoy a sunset on the beach, to relax to a classic beach sunset. And that is why this sunset made the 2015 Sunset Sunday Calendar.

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stay adventurous, Craig

I’d like to thanks Cruise Radio and Holland America for passage aboard the ms Zuiderdam



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  • Scott Lara

    Both pics rock, but if I have to choose, I prefer “after the sunset”.

    • Emjay

      The slippers on the sand speak volumes, Craig. When were you there? Sure would love to do a cruise with your family! We have two on HAL lined up!

      • Craig Zabransky

        @Scott, thanks. I trust you mean the second image

        @Emjay, slippers? do you mean my flip-flops…? And anywhere with the Zabranskys equals “adventure” 😉

        stay adventurous, Craig

  • Wendy Greene

    Oooh.. Nice photos Craig. Like the first one best, think it’s the contrast between the black against the colours of the sunset that I like.

    • Craig Zabransky

      Thanks @Wendy. I wasn’t sure why those poles were still there either… but they made a great contrast and an improved image.

      stay adventurous, Craig

  • Pamela

    Wow. I can’t decide either. Both are pretty amazing.

    • Craig Zabransky

      Thanks @Pamela, and they were taking just minutes apart from the same piece of beach…
      stay adventurous, Craig

  • Steve

    CZ – great photos. Glad you could not decide…and glad the artist remains free…

    Hope to see you soon,

    • craig zabransky

      Thanks SML, after you set the artist free, you must … stay free, Craig

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  • The World Wanderer

    There’s nothing quite like a sunset in Aruba…that’s for sure!

    • craig zabransky

      Nope, there is definitely something special to it, that is for sure. Stay Special, Craig

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